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Linda Carlson, November 2012
Carving Out a History Niche: Aquila Polonica’s Passion Fuels Publishing »

If you didn’t speak Polish, had no military experience, and didn’t know a thing about the Warsaw ghetto or World War II, would you try to write fiction about Polish WW II flying aces? Probably not—but Terry Tagnazian wasn’t fazed. Not that she ever finished her novel. Instead, she established a company to publish eyewitness …

Linda Carlson, October 2012
Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements »

Spotlight October 2012 Major Praise and Pickup Aquila Polonica Publishing’s The Auschwitz Volunteer by Witold Pilecki has received pages and pages of publicity recently, with Publishers Weekly calling it “remarkable revelations” and the History Book Club and Canada’s Maclean’s praising it with phrases such as “extraordinary memoir.” Most impressive is the 1,600-word review that appeared in the New York Times Book Review, which …

Florrie Binford Kichler, October 2012
President’s Post: Rediscovering Reading – The Secret Life of a Book Awards Judge »

PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2012 by Florrie Binford Kichler, Executive Director, Independent Book Publishers Association — Shoe-repair workers have holes in their shoes. CPAs don’t balance their checkbooks. Publishers don’t read. In other words, what we spend our professional lives doing doesn’t necessarily carry over to our personal lives. Now, I realize sweeping generalizations are dangerous. Certainly …

Linda Carlson, September 2012
Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements »

Spotlight   Foreign Rights Sales Backstories Jack Mayer, Long Trail Press publisher and author of the 2011 title Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project, reports he has sold foreign rights for Polish, Chinese, and Russian editions of his true story about a Polish Catholic social worker who rescued 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. Two …

Florrie Binford Kichler, September 2012
President’s Post: A 20-Year Salute to Terry Nathan »

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2012 by Florrie Binford Kichler, Executive Director, Independent Book Publishers Association — Amazon referred to a river in South America. Larry Page and Sergey Brin were undergrad students, and the term googol meant “a 1 with 100 zeroes after it.” The Sony Data Discman, an electronic book reader that could read books stored on CDs, was …

Dave Marx, August 2012
The Tool Chest: The Book Business in Flux – A Wide-Angle View »

It’s hard for me to believe that my time on the IBPA board is over, but my second two-year term ended on July 31. As I reflect on the changes that have taken place at IBPA and in publishing over the past four years . . . interesting times, indeed! When I was encouraged to …

Florrie Binford Kichler, August 2012
President’s Post: Volunteer Value »

PUBLISHED AUGUST 2012 by Florrie Binford Kichler, Executive Director, Independent Book Publishers Association — $21.79 That’s the value of an hour of volunteer time, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Which means that in IBPA’s fiscal year 2011–2012 (June 30–July 1), your board of directors contributed more than $13,000 of value to your association …

Linda Carlson, July 2012
Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements »

  Spotlight   Ink for Three Titles “Right books, right time,” is how Emily White, publicist for The Mountaineers Books and its imprints Braided River and Skipstone, describes significant regional media coverage. Late this spring photographs from a Braided River title, To the Arctic, were used on the cover of a 20-page issue of Pacific Northwest, the Seattle Times Sunday magazine, …

Florrie Binford Kichler, July 2012
President’s Post: What Has IBPA Done for You Lately? A Look Behind and Ahead »

PUBLISHED JULY 2012 by Florrie Binford Kichler, Executive Director, Independent Book Publishers Association — Study the past, if you would divine the future. —Confucius The best way to predict the future is to create it. —Peter Drucker $129 or $10.75 a month for 12 months. $10.75 is less than the price of three skim milk …

Linda Carlson, June 2012
Spotlight: IBPA Member Achievements »

Spotlight Title Makes TV “Noted social work book became clue on game show Jeopardy!” is the headline on the Social Workers Speak blog post about what it calls its “Hollywood connection.” Showcasing a title by White Hat Communications that’s now in its fourth edition, the post continues, “Days in the Lives of Social Workers: 58 …

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